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Old 02-08-2009, 02:52 PM   #1
abd_bela
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UUID device versus /dev


Hi,

What are the advantages by using
drives are now identified by UUID
over than /dev/xxx;

thanks
bela
 
Old 02-08-2009, 03:13 PM   #2
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The UUID is unique to a partition and won't change if you would add a disk.
As an example, say you mount /home from sda4, then you add a disk as hd0 and /home becomes sdb4. With UUID in fstab you don't have to change fstab, with sda4 in there your /home won't get mounted before you change fstab.

Last edited by makuyl; 02-08-2009 at 05:17 PM. Reason: Don't know what I was thinking before the edit.
 
  


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